FCTC Ratification: 22 May 2009
Entry into force: 20 August 2009
Every year more than 1600 of its people are killed by tobacco-caused disease, while more than 21,000 children and more than 654,000 adults continue to use tobacco each day. Complacency in the face of the tobacco epidemic will ensure the tobacco industry continues to run roughshod over the lives of Sierra Leone's citizens and ensure that tobacco's death toll will grow with each passing year. Tobacco control advocates must reach out to other communities to strengthen their efforts in this mortal fight.
21 men are being killed by tobacco every week
11 women are being killed by tobacco every week